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Twenty-first edition

The City Law School

July 2022

ISBN: 9780192857927

456 pages

Bar Manuals

Price: £42.99

The only manuals supporting students on Bar courses, providing detailed coverage of the key laws, rules and procedures alongside practical exercises.



This Drafting manual offers a comprehensive course in drafting suitable for the trainee barrister, providing all the necessary information alongside practical exercises to help the reader practice and master the skill of drafting.

  • Offers highly practical advice on the skill of drafting across a range of legal settings, ensuring that the trainee barrister is equipped with the requisite skills to draft high quality legal documents in all areas of practice
  • Principles of drafting are demonstrated in example statements of case and accompanying commentaries explaining the draft
  • Exercises throughout encourage the reader to practise and refine their own drafting skills
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

About the Author(s)

The City Law School

This manual is edited by David Emmet, Barrister, former Reader, The City Law School

Table of Contents

    1:The skill of drafting
    2:The use of precedents
    3:Drafting in plain language
    4:The rules and principles relating to statements of case
    6:Claim forms
    7:Basic particulars of claim in tort and contract
    8:Basic defences in tort and contract
    9:Further particulars of a claim
    10:Further defences
    12:Additional precedents for claims
    13:Defence and counterclaim
    14:Reply and defence to counterclaim
    15:Additional claims
    16:Amendment of statements of case
    17:Request for further information
    18:Further information
    19:Interim injunctions
    20:Written evidence
    21:Judgments and orders
    22:Claims for judicial review
    23:Skeleton arguments
    25:Criminal grounds of appeal
    26:Part 8 claims
    27:Construction claims
    28:Claims for breach of trust and the recovery of trust property
    29:Checklists for drafting skills

Additional Resources

Digital formats
This edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats.

The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks

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